According to Lakeridge High School senior James Robert Grey, paintball guns were not used in the exterior vandalism at Waluga Junior High School the weekend of April 27-29.
Last week's Lake Oswego Review included a story about the vandalism at Waluga and resulting arrests.
Grey, 18, was charged with reckless burning, providing alcohol to minors and third-degree criminal mischief in connection to the vandalism.
In a series of e-mails to the Lake Oswego Review, Grey said that paintball guns were not used to splatter paintball pellets across the building.
'All of the paintballs were thrown, not shot,' he wrote. 'That's all I wanted to comment at this time. I just wanted that to be known that we threw them.'
The charges would stay the same regardless of whether or not paintball guns were used to splatter the paint, according to Lake Oswego Police Department Capt. Don Forman.
'I hope there was some indication that this would not happen again,' Forman said of Grey's e-mails.
Two other boys, both minors, were also charged in the incident. A 17-year-old male was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. His 15-year-old brother was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Other juveniles were charged with minor in possession of alcohol.